“Did you know?
Individual homeowners and communities can take simple steps to reduce the impact of wildfire. The time to reduce the threat of wildfire is now, not when a fire is at your doorstep. Be proactive, be practical, and be FireSmart.
Adopting FireSmart principles to your home and property can help reduce the potential impact of wildfires and will help firefighters better defend your property.
What the City of Salmon Arm is doing:
The City of Salmon Arm is taking action to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to our community. As we live in a rural area surrounded by forested crown tenure, strategies are needed for private, agricultural, city-owned and crown lands.
What residents can do:
Homeowners are encouraged to look ahead to the next wildfire season and keep FireSmart best practices in mind during spring and fall yard maintenance.”
“These FireSmart Homeowner resources are great for better protection of your home and property.
You and your neighbours have a role to play in reducing the wildfire threat to your home. Changes made to the area closest to your home and your home itself have the greatest impact on reducing the risk of wildfire damage. Follow these tips, and others found in the FireSmart Guide, to help protect your home:
Listen to Councillor Lavery’s radio interview.”
Sources: City of Salmon Arm